NY2LASPORTS.COM - INTERVIEW WITH 2014 SF KEVON LOONEY
Evan Flood — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The race for Milwaukee (Wis.) Hamilton 2014 Small Forward Kevon Looney seems to grow bigger by the day as more and more schools enter the picture for the junior forward. The 6-8 Looney recently grabbed offers from Louisville, Maryland, North Carolina State, and Stanford, adding to his ever growing list. We spoke with Looney on Saturday shortly after he helped Milwaukee Hamilton to a victory at the NY2LA Sports Classic to get the latest…
Looney claims no favorites at this point in the process, but has been able to establish the things he likes in a school and basketball program.
"I'm still wide open," Looney told NY2LASPORTS.COM Saturday night. "I'm looking for a good fit, a good style of play, good coaches I can trust, and a great fan base."
Looney also holds offers from Cincinnati, Florida, Georgetown, Marquette, Michigan, Michigan State, Marquette, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.
Louisville caught him off guard with their offer as the Cardinals didn't need much time to figure out they wanted Looney to be a part of their program.
"I was surprised," Looney said of the offer. "I haven't seen them a lot. They came to an open gym and they offered me. I was pretty excited. Louisville has Rick Pitino. They're good every year."
With North Carolina State's offer, Looney has noticed the Wolfpack are beginning to bring in top talent consistently.
"I was pretty excited about that one too," he said. "I've seen they have a great class coming in next year. A good class came in this year. They're looking good."
Looney said he's seen Florida in his gym plenty of times over the past week. The Gators were in on Tuesday and would like to see him on campus soon.
"They've been here four times," Looney said. "They really want me to come down and visit. I like them. They're good every year. They have a great coach. They're just a really good team."
Another program pushing hard for Looney is Michigan State. Looney said the Spartans are the program currently pursuing him the hardest.
"Tom Izzo came on Tuesday," Looney said. "I've been in contact with them a lot lately. Coach (Dane) Fife came like four times already. I have a pretty good relationship with them. Coach Fife calls my dad a lot, they visit my school a lot, so I would say they contact me the most."
He played for the Milwaukee Rebels during the grassroots travel season.
Note: Evan is a contributing editor for NY2LASPORTS.COM. He is also the football and basketball recruiting analyst for Badger247. Follow Evan on Twitter @Evan_Flood